Top Gun Friday

AO: The Bridge

When: 05/20/2022

QIC: Boomer

PAX (6): Birdie, Boomer, Eric Cho (Weird Science), Maguire, McCracken, Popper (Dan Richard)


The new Top Gun comes out soon, and we needed a refresher about the greatness of Top Gun. So the playlist featuring great songs from Kenny Loggins, Cheap Trick, Miami Sound Machine, and of course Harold Faltermeyer was assembled.


Quick lap and warm up.

  • SSH
  • Weedpicker
  • Hillbilly
  • Merkins

The Thang:

Mission 1: BOMBing Run

First lesson learned from Top Gun is you better have a wingman. So grab a wingman to prepare to for a BOMBing mission. I know Top Gun does not involve bombing, but I couldn’t do MISSILES to everyone.

DORA style but 50 Burpees, 100 Overhead claps, 150 Merkins, 200 Big boy situps, and 250 Squats. Partner ran to the Memorial and needed to refuel with 10 gas pumpers on every run.

Mission 2: Buzz the Tower

PAX moseyed to the edge of the parking garage. The second lesson from Top Gun is that it’s always funny to disobey a direct order to perform a dangerous but silly prank. So here is what we did. 3 PAX sprint to the right staircase, perform 10 alpha count mountain climbers, up to the top of the deck, and waive off the fighters about to buzz the tower by performing star jumps. The other 3 PAX sprint to the left staircase, perform 10 alpha count mountain climbers, up to the top of the deck, and try to buzz the tower before the star jumps. Unfortunately, some poor soul dropped bombs in his pants and left them in our tower. We survived but were waived off by the PAX. We will have to find another time to buzz the tower.

Mission 3: Evade and Escape

Unfortunately all our planes were shot down after buzzing the tower. And lesson 3 from Top Gun is that you never leave your wingman. As luck would have it, half of the wingmen were captured and the other half were trying to avoid surrendering. So the captured PAX could escape with 5 prison cell burpees while the free wingman must perform No Surrenders until his wingman was free. Unfortunately, one wingman would escape right when the other one was captured. This happened about 4 times.

Everyone finally escaped and we celebrated in a complete rip off of the ending of Star Wars. Maverick and Han (I mean Iceman) finally understood each other, and we hugged and yelled. Or we just had a few minutes of Mary. If you want to know what really happened, you should have posted.


Prayers for safe travels and for Birdie’s family time. The Murph is coming and no one is ready. Yikes.



Naked-Man Moleskin:

Great time leading today. Thanks for enjoying the classic 80’s soundtrack and playing along. And say a prayer for the sad soul who apparently made it home without pants or underwear after dropping a deuce in his/her pants in the parking garage staircase.

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